1 Corinthians 2:14-3:4 – Christian Con Carne
The apostle Paul introduces to us the carnal Christian who he describes as a believer still yielding to his or her flesh.
1 Corinthians 1:1-9 – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Grace
Paul begins his letter to the Corinthians by taking them back to their experience of the grace of God.
1 Corinthians 1:10-17 – Come Together, Right Now – Pleaded Me
The apostle Paul pleads with the believers in Corinth to maintain unity and to quit dividing into factions over himself, Apollos, Peter, and Jesus.
1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 – Wise Men Say Only Fools Trust Him, But I Can’t Help Being A Fool For Jesus
The apostle Paul explains that the Cross of Jesus is foolishness to those who trust in human wisdom.
1 Corinthians 2:6-16 – We’ve Got The Spirit, Yes We Do! We’ve Got The Spirit, How About You?
The apostle Paul tells us that the wisdom of God is only knowable to those who have the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians 3:5-23 – Remember: Only You Can Prevent Reward Loss Fires
Paul tells the Corinthians about the Reward Seat of Jesus where the quality of our works will be tested by fire.
1 Corinthians 4:1-21 – Apostle-Like Now
The apostle Paul challenges the believers in Corinth to be like himself.
1 Corinthians 5:1-13 – Sex & The Audacity
Paul expresses astonishment at the arrogance of the believers in Corinth for tolerating the sexual immorality of a brother.
1 Corinthians 6:1-11 – The Sues Brothers
Paul was upset because believers were suing their brothers in Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 – Flee, Fly, Go, Run…You’re Bought With The Blood Of The Risen One
Instead of justifying sex with prostitutes, Paul tells the believers in Corinth to “flee sexual immorality”.
1 Corinthians 7:1-9 – The Abstinence-Minded Professors
Some of the believers in Corinth were professing abstinence from sex even though they were married.
1 Corinthians 7:10-24 – Honey, I Sanctified The Kids
Believers in Corinth were to remain married to their nonbelieving spouses and thereby have a sanctifying influence in their homes.
1 Corinthians 7:25-40 – To Betroth Or Not To Betroth
Paul suggested that the believers remain in whatever marital situation they were called, but what did that mean to those who were engaged?
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 – Don’t Stumble Thyself In The Sight Of The Lord
Believers who continued to attend meals in the pagan temples were encouraging others to join them, thereby becoming stumbling-blocks
1 Corinthians 9:1-27 – I Win Them One Peeps At A Time And It Doesn’t Cost Them A Dime
Paul speaks to the Corinthians about knowing when to waive your rights in the church and the world as you navigate life with the Gospel as your focus.
1 Corinthians 10:1-11:1 – One Day They’ll Look To See We’re Gone, For Tomorrow He’ll Reign And So I’ll Follow God’s Son
Paul tells the believers in Corinth that the ends of the ages has come and he urges them to follow him as he follows Jesus.
1 Corinthians 11:2-16 – The Shorn Ultimatum
Since in Corinth it was considered shameful for a woman to pray or prophesy without a head covering, Paul said, “For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn.”
1 Corinthians 11:17-34 – Gluttons For Punishment
For behaving like gluttons at the potluck prior to the Lord’s Supper, some of the believers in Corinth were being severely disciplined by God.
1 Corinthians 12:1-31 – The Gift Who Keeps On Giving
God gave the church the gift of the Holy Spirit, Who then gives each member a gift or gifts in order to manifest Himself to benefit everyone.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 – Gifts Without Heart And You’re To Blame, You Give Love A Bad Name
Paul tells the believers in Corinth that they “have not love” in their exercise of the Holy Spirit’s gifts.
1 Corinthians 14:1-25 – You Speak In Tongues And What Do You Get? Another Day Older And People Upset.
Because the Corinthians were speaking in uninterpreted tongues, visitors to their services went away thinking they were crazy.
1 Corinthians 14:26-40 – I’m So Excited And I Can’t Wait To Try It. I’m About To Gain Control And I Think I Like It.
The apostle Paul insists that a believer not only can but must gain control of their exercise of spiritual gifts in public if they are to benefit others.
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 – Love’s Labor Launched
The apostle Paul describes how God’s grace launched him into a life of laboring for the Gospel.
1 Corinthians 15:12-34 – You Can Sleep When You’re Dead
Paul gives a strong defense for our future resurrection from the dead, comparing the physical death of our body to being asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:35-58 – Twinkle, Twinkle Little Saint
While describing how the dead are raised, Paul reveals the mystery that the saints who are alive at the coming of Jesus will be changed in the twinkling of an eye.
1 Corinthians 16:1-24 – Serve-aholics Theonomous
Paul describes the household of Stephanas as having “addicted themselves” to serving the saints.